Roberto Cavalli is the kind of fellow who will call you out when he thinks he’s been ripped off. The outspoken designer has dissed Michael Kors in the past, telling Haute Living magazine, “Mr. Michael Kors, he copies everything! It’s really a scandal and nobody has the courage to say anything. It’s really not fair.” Indeed. But Cavalli himself isn’t impervious to making the same kind of misstep he’s accusing Mr. Kors of. In this particular case, instead of being, ahem, influenced by a major designer, Cavalli gleaned a lotta inspiration from the work of a few Northern-California based graffiti artists.
The perma-tanned designer is being sued by three taggers, Jeffrey Rubin, Victor Chapa and Jason Williams, who say Cavalli used their work for his brand’s graffiti-themed Just Cavalli collection without permission. According to legal documents, Cavalli printed their work on several pieces from the collection, adding “Just Cavalli” branding in spray paint to make it look as if his team designed it. As court documents read, ”Sometimes, Cavalli added what appears to be a signature, creating the false impression that Roberto Cavalli himself was the artist.” Oof. In addition to infringement, the taggers say that having their work featured on the designs of a high-fashion label destroys their precious street cred and makes it look as if they sold out to the man. Except, in this case, they didn’t. To add insult to injury, not only is their credibility smashed, but they didn’t even get a dime for it.
Rubin, Chapa and Williams are all seeking payment for damages, and are demanding that the products bearing their artwork be pulled.
[via The Fashion Law]
There’s nothing we like more than a bit of sensationalized gossip, especially when the rumours are saying that Cara Delevingne might be starring in the new Zoolander sequel, which will be directed by Justin Theroux.
According to The Sun, Ben Stiller is apparently on the prowl for a female star who is just as really, really, ridiculously good-looking as him to feature in the upcoming film alongside himself and Owen Wilson. And the British model has been rumoured to be in talks with him about the role. As a source told The Sun, “Ben and producers want a big-name model for the film and they need to be jokers and full of natural comedy, they are still working out what the exact role will be but it’s likely to include a lot of goofing around.”
It has also been rumoured that Suki Waterhouse has been considered, but it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise if Cara does get cast as her impressive facial expressions could give Derek Zoolander’s “Blue Steel” a run for its money. Moreover, Cara is really earning respect as a budding actress of late. Ever since her appearance in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, she has been cast in a number of exciting new features coming out in the next year, including London Fields, Kids in Love and Tulip Fever. Looks like this will be the icing on her acting cake.
Hot off the heels of her latest E! Fashion Police Emmys red carpet show, sad news for Joan Rivers. The comedienne and celebrity fashion critic was rushed to the hospital today after she stopped breathing in the middle of throat surgery at Yorkville Endoscopy on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The 81-year-old was taken over to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was at the time in critical condition.
Rivers has had a long and illustrious career in comedy, but got into red carpet criticism when she signed on with E! Fashion Police in 2002. Since then, she’s been providing hilarious, biting commentary (and some compliments) on the network’s hit show.
Joan’s one tough cookie and we’re hoping she pulls through this one like the fighter she is! We’ll update as we learn more.
UPDATE: E! is reporting that Ms. Rivers is now in stable condition.
CR Fashion Book has been slowly teasing images from its upcoming Fall/Winter edition and it looks like this is shaping up to be the glossy’s most exciting issue yet. North West makes her solo modeling debut, Pam Anderson‘s got a feature, a sultry Conchita Wurst poses for his life and Gigi Hadid‘s nipples even make an appearance.
Image: CR Fashion Book
But the biggest surprise of all comes today as the magazine revealed its cover star is none other than Beyoncé Knowles! The “Empress of Pop” is photographed by Pierre Debusschere and styled by Riccardo Tisci, crouched down, but looking no less regal in a floral Yohji Yamamoto piece. In the spread, we see the “Drunk in Love” singer posing in everything from Givenchy (naturally) and Saint Laurent to Prada and Comme des Garçons — with, of course, the addition of a Chanel surfboard.
The accompanying article is a poem, inspired by Her Excellency’s own words in an interview with Forrest Gander. The singer dishes that she draws upon her old alter ego Sasha Fierce sometimes even in bed.
Shawn Carter, you’re a lucky man.
[via CR Fashion Book]
She might be the current girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio, but Toni Garrn‘s latest work is failing to impress most of our forum members. The German model fronts the September 2014 issue of Vogue Mexico where she is photographed by James Macari. On the cover, Toni wears a thick red coat teamed with a complementing waistcoat and dress, chosen by Sarah Gore Reeves. Toni’s last cover for Mexican Vogue was back in February 2013.
IMAGE CREDIT: TWITTER.COM/VOGUEMEXICO VIA TFS FORUMS
It was evident within minutes of the cover surfacing on our forums that our members were having mixed feelings. “This cover is awful, cheap, horrible and much more,” commented GlamVal.
“Cheap, cheaper, cheapest. She’s such an awful model,” agreed anlabe32.
MulletProof shared her insightful views: “I thought Eva Hughes was one bipolar nightmare as EIC of Vogue Mexico, mostly wacky, busy-looking covers with odd lapses of creativity or at least some taste (like 2011 and the September issue of 2008—all good and expressive in their own way), but Kelly Talamas… sighs, you gotta recognize her consistency… she’s just BAD in one steady stubborn line, she really has this vision of someone that would lazily flip through the weakest issues of American Vogue while watching Laguna Beach or Olivia Palermo‘s blog. Just everything about presentation and content sucks, it’s vapid, tacky and you can tell she really has no connection with the market this is aimed at… and really why use the most overexposed models only to make their image even more insufferable…if this isn’t just an ego stroke and flirting to later climb to a publication she actually respects, I just don’t know anymore. I won’t even go into ranting on these pole dancer hair extensions.”
The thread was divided with opinions. “Usually Vogue Mexico online photos are of poor quality, but in the print edition look better. I hope so!” wrote IndigoHomme.
“I quite like it too, especially for Vogue Mexico. Is everyone else saying they hate it simply because it is Vogue Mexico, or because it’s Toni?” questioned a positive niknak.
While I personally am not an admirer of the cover, at least there’s an adequate cover story to accompany Toni’s cover shot. You can check it out and share your own opinion inside the thread here.
Chadstone Shopping Centre has welcomed the world’s most stylish couple, Olivia Palermo and her handsome hubby Johannes Huebl, into the fold to launch its Icons of Style Spring 2014 campaign. A private Q&A with the pair was held at the centre yesterday, Wednesday, August 27, by Harper Bazaar’s Editor-in-Chief Kellie Hush.
Although Kellie looked fab in all-red tones with a woven long-sleeve top, leather midi skirt and pointed-toe Mary Janes, all eyes were on Olivia. The fashion blogging socialite stunned in a floaty Burberry bohemian-luxe printed dress paired with the brand’s contrasting printed scarf.
The fashionista used a skinny belt to pull it all together, plus strappy pumps. Olivia’s tousled waves and sun-kissed makeup polished the look off perfectly. Her partner-in-crime, Johannes, looked suave in a smart-casual suit, which didn’t outshine Olivia’s outfit efforts. (more…)